Period
to 29 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 313 342 325
Rank change year-on-year +29 -17 +22
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 430 670 749
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.75% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.44% 3.85% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 404 506
Median daily rate £525 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +4.11% +1.39%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £275
90th Percentile £696 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £445
% change year-on-year +5.26% +6.74% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 32
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.61% +150.13%
10th Percentile £34.25 £14.33 £15.61
90th Percentile £52.33 £97.00 £50.32
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £33.54
% change year-on-year +1.45% +2.86% +123.60%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,497 17,395 17,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.99% 19.55% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,623 10,499 10,798
Median daily rate £475 £462 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +2.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 758 810
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +27.66% -16.07%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.15 £53.00 £50.03
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.13 £23.88
% change year-on-year +16.18% +26.18% -13.18%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 29 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +57 261 £550 +10.00% 192
South East +71 62 £475 -5.00% 78
South West +5 54 £450 +12.50% 47
North of England +47 23 £475 +31.94% 63
Midlands +16 15 £425 -5.56% 36
North West +42 14 £475 +25.00% 43
East of England +19 14 £393 +8.28% 44
Yorkshire +47 9 £510 +41.67% 10
West Midlands +29 8 £438 -4.63% 27
East Midlands +13 7 £375 -16.67% 9
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 429 (99.77%) Degree
2 421 (97.91%) Computer Science
3 173 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (34.42%) Java
5 113 (26.28%) JavaScript
6 107 (24.88%) SQL
7 92 (21.40%) Azure
8 88 (20.47%) Finance
9 79 (18.37%) C#
10 76 (17.67%) Software Engineering
11 73 (16.98%) HTML
11 73 (16.98%) Python
12 66 (15.35%) CSS
12 66 (15.35%) DevOps
13 62 (14.42%) Open Source
14 61 (14.19%) Web Services
15 58 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
15 58 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
16 56 (13.02%) Microsoft
17 54 (12.56%) TDD
17 54 (12.56%) AWS
17 54 (12.56%) Git (software)
18 53 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
18 53 (12.33%) SQL Server
19 52 (12.09%) Microservices
20 51 (11.86%) Big Data
21 49 (11.40%) AngularJS
22 47 (10.93%) Scrum
23 46 (10.70%) Oracle
24 44 (10.23%) Management Information System

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (6.28%) Apache Spark
2 22 (5.12%) Apache
3 13 (3.02%) WebLogic
4 11 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.63%) JBoss
5 7 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.40%) CMS
6 6 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.16%) IIS
8 4 (0.93%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.70%) Appian
9 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.47%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.93%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.93%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.23%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 92 (21.40%) Azure
2 54 (12.56%) AWS
3 35 (8.14%) GCP
4 32 (7.44%) SaaS
5 20 (4.65%) IaaS
6 19 (4.42%) PaaS
7 14 (3.26%) GitHub
8 12 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (2.56%) Power Platform
9 11 (2.56%) Serverless
10 9 (2.09%) Stackdriver
11 8 (1.86%) Office 365
12 6 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (1.16%) Azure Functions
14 4 (0.93%) Apigee
14 4 (0.93%) Boomi
14 4 (0.93%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.70%) Azure LUIS
16 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.47%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.19%) Firewall
2 16 (3.72%) HTTP
3 13 (3.02%) DNS
4 9 (2.09%) RS-232
4 9 (2.09%) RS-485
5 8 (1.86%) Internet
5 8 (1.86%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.40%) DHCP
7 4 (0.93%) WAN
8 3 (0.70%) 3G
8 3 (0.70%) 4G
8 3 (0.70%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.70%) NFC
8 3 (0.70%) Skype
8 3 (0.70%) SMTP
8 3 (0.70%) SSL
8 3 (0.70%) VPN
8 3 (0.70%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.47%) LTE
9 2 (0.47%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.86%) Big Data
3 33 (7.67%) Hadoop
4 25 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.95%) Apache Hive
6 16 (3.72%) HBase
7 15 (3.49%) MongoDB
8 13 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (3.02%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.56%) Power BI
10 10 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (2.33%) MySQL
10 10 (2.33%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.16%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.16%) Jackrabbit
12 5 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.93%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 54 (12.56%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.21%) Jenkins
2 31 (7.21%) Maven
3 18 (4.19%) JUnit
4 15 (3.49%) JIRA
5 13 (3.02%) IBM UrbanCode
5 13 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (2.79%) git-flow
6 12 (2.79%) Mockito
7 11 (2.56%) Selenium
8 10 (2.33%) Ant
8 10 (2.33%) JMeter
9 9 (2.09%) Burp Suite
9 9 (2.09%) Gradle
9 9 (2.09%) Grunt
10 7 (1.63%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.63%) Bower
10 7 (1.63%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.63%) gulp
10 7 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 88 (20.47%) Finance
2 44 (10.23%) Banking
3 29 (6.74%) Front Office
4 26 (6.05%) Public Sector
5 23 (5.35%) Investment Banking
6 13 (3.02%) Retail
7 12 (2.79%) Financial Institution
8 11 (2.56%) Back Office
9 10 (2.33%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.86%) Marketing
11 6 (1.40%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.16%) Games
12 5 (1.16%) Legal
13 4 (0.93%) Electronics
13 4 (0.93%) German Language
14 3 (0.70%) French Language
14 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.70%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.23%) Advertising
15 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 184 (42.79%) Developer
2 50 (11.63%) Java Developer
3 33 (7.67%) C# Developer
4 28 (6.51%) Architect
5 24 (5.58%) Senior Developer
6 22 (5.12%) Analyst
6 22 (5.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 20 (4.65%) Software Engineer
8 19 (4.42%) .NET Developer
8 19 (4.42%) Data Engineer
9 17 (3.95%) Consultant
10 16 (3.72%) Front Office Developer
11 15 (3.49%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 15 (3.49%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 14 (3.26%) Big Data Engineer
13 13 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (3.02%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 12 (2.79%) Python Developer
14 12 (2.79%) Support Engineer
15 11 (2.56%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (16.98%) HTML
2 66 (15.35%) CSS
3 61 (14.19%) Web Services
4 49 (11.40%) AngularJS
5 43 (10.00%) .NET
6 42 (9.77%) REST
7 37 (8.60%) XML
8 35 (8.14%) RESTful
9 34 (7.91%) React
10 32 (7.44%) Kafka
11 31 (7.21%) Spring
12 30 (6.98%) JSON
13 26 (6.05%) Node.js
14 24 (5.58%) HTML5
15 22 (5.12%) J2EE
16 18 (4.19%) ASP.NET
17 17 (3.95%) .NET Framework
18 15 (3.49%) Leaflet
18 15 (3.49%) SOAP
19 12 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (10.23%) Management Information System
3 38 (8.84%) User Experience
4 28 (6.51%) Mobile App
5 23 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (5.12%) Data Structures
7 21 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.56%) Algorithms
9 11 (2.56%) Public Cloud
10 10 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (2.33%) Mobile Payment
11 9 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.86%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.63%) Data Centre
14 6 (1.40%) Hedge funds
15 5 (1.16%) Client/Server
16 4 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.53%) Linux
2 32 (7.44%) Windows
3 24 (5.58%) Unix
4 14 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.79%) Android
5 12 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (97.91%) Computer Science
2 173 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (17.67%) Software Engineering
4 66 (15.35%) DevOps
5 62 (14.42%) Open Source
6 58 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (12.56%) TDD
8 53 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
9 52 (12.09%) Microservices
10 47 (10.93%) Scrum
11 43 (10.00%) Analytics
12 42 (9.77%) Mathematics
13 40 (9.30%) Multithreading
14 35 (8.14%) OO
15 34 (7.91%) Front End Development
16 33 (7.67%) Risk Management
17 30 (6.98%) High Availability
17 30 (6.98%) SDLC
18 29 (6.74%) Unit Testing
19 27 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 148 (34.42%) Java
2 113 (26.28%) JavaScript
3 107 (24.88%) SQL
4 79 (18.37%) C#
5 73 (16.98%) Python
6 34 (7.91%) C++
7 28 (6.51%) C
7 28 (6.51%) Scala
8 16 (3.72%) PHP
9 15 (3.49%) Ruby
10 14 (3.26%) Java 8
10 14 (3.26%) Kotlin
10 14 (3.26%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.26%) TypeScript
11 11 (2.56%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.09%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.86%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.16%) Perl
15 5 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 429 (99.77%) Degree
2 39 (9.07%) Master's Degree
3 19 (4.42%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.26%) CISSP
5 13 (3.02%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.33%) GIAC
6 10 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (2.09%) CLAS
7 9 (2.09%) SANS
7 9 (2.09%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (1.63%) CISA
8 7 (1.63%) CISM
9 6 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.16%) MCP
10 5 (1.16%) MCSE
10 5 (1.16%) PhD
11 4 (0.93%) CCNA
11 4 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.81%) QA
2 15 (3.49%) GDPR
3 12 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (1.63%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.16%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.70%) SLA
9 2 (0.47%) FISMA
9 2 (0.47%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.23%) COBIT
10 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.23%) NIST
System Software
1 33 (7.67%) Docker
2 17 (3.95%) HDFS
3 16 (3.72%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.16%) vSphere
6 4 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.70%) NFS
7 3 (0.70%) XenApp
8 2 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) etcd
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 37 (8.60%) Kubernetes
2 18 (4.19%) Ansible
3 15 (3.49%) Terraform
4 13 (3.02%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (2.33%) Puppet
6 9 (2.09%) Nessus
7 7 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.93%) SCCM
9 3 (0.70%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.70%) Kibana
9 3 (0.70%) logstash
9 3 (0.70%) Nagios
10 2 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.47%) Packer
11 1 (0.23%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.23%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 56 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 46 (10.70%) Oracle
3 20 (4.65%) Google
4 13 (3.02%) Hortonworks
4 13 (3.02%) Splunk
5 12 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.56%) Tableau
7 10 (2.33%) Cisco
7 10 (2.33%) McAfee
8 9 (2.09%) Qualys
8 9 (2.09%) Rapid7
9 8 (1.86%) Dell
9 8 (1.86%) Dynatrace
9 8 (1.86%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.86%) VMware
10 7 (1.63%) Adobe
11 6 (1.40%) Citrix
12 5 (1.16%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.93%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.93%) MuleSoft